It’s official! Meet your new Ghostbusters! Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming reboot, just took to Twitter to reveal his new cast. Headlining the supernatural comedy are Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Tammy), Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live,” Top Five) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live,” Life Partners).
A remake of director Ivan Reitman’s 1984 comedy classic, Feig’s take on the property is said to be targeting a scarier tone that will not maintain any continuity with the original film or its 1989 sequel (or the surprisingly continuity-heavy animated series “The Real Ghostbusters,” for that matter).
Back in September, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray revealed his own “fan cast” for a female-driven franchise reboot, which included both McCarthy (his St. Vincent co-star) and Wiig alongside Linda Cardinelli (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Mad Men”) and Emma Stone (The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man).
Plans call for Ghostbusters to shoot this summer in New York. Check back for further details on the production as they become available!
What do you think of this line-up? Is there anyone else you’d like to see sign on? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
UPDATE: Paul Feig has just announced via Twitter that Ghostbusters will be released on July 22, 2016. There, it will face off against Power Rangers and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur. Sony Pictures has, meanwhile, tweeted the below teaser image!
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